From now on by Alexander Stubb and Pekka Haaviston the second round of the presidential election became the tightest battle of direct presidential popular elections ever in Finland.
Stubb received 1,575,211 votes and Haaviston 1,476,548, i.e. the difference was 98,663 votes. In terms of percentage, Stubb won 51.6–48.4.
On election day, Haavisto got 12,356 more votes than Stubb.
Over here until the smallest difference in the number of votes has been seen in 2000, when Tarja Halonen won Esko Ahon in the second round of the presidential election with 103,729 votes. In terms of percentages, Halonen won 51.6–48.4 – that is, with the same result as Stubb now Haaviston, to the nearest hundredth.
Also Halonen and Sauli Niinistön the 2006 race was tight. Then Tarja Halonen won Niinistö in the second round with 112,647 votes.
The first direct presidential election was held in 1994. Then Martti Ahtisaari won in the second round Elisabeth Rehn. Before that, the president of Finland was elected in a popular election.
A year In the 2018 presidential election, Sauli Niinistö already won in the first round. He received 62.2 percent of all votes, or 1,875,342 votes.
In the 2012 elections, Niinistö won Haavisto. Then Niinistö received 1,802,328 votes.
Correction February 11, 2024 at 10:10 p.m.: The article previously incorrectly read that Sauli Niinistö would have won Tarja Halonen in 2006, although Halonen won Niinistö then.